Cover Crops and Soil Health Intensive ft. Dr. Christine Jones

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CSU, Chico University Farm

311 Nicholas C Shouten Lane

Chico, CA 95928

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Cover Crops and Soil Health Intensive, featuring Dr. Christine Jones

Dr. Christine Jones, is a renowned and highly respected Soil Ecologist and Cover Crop Specialist. She has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve crop productivity. Dr. Jones joins us from Australia for a cover crops intensive focusing on carbon sequestration and regenerative soil practices. She has played a crucial role in the carbon credits program and regenerative agriculture efforts in Australia, and we are honored to have her featured in this intensive.

Additionally, we have gathered a panel of local innovative farmers to discuss practical application of cover crops for soil health. This will be followed by an open Q & A session to facilitate farmer-to-farmer learning.

Dr. David Johnson joins us on Day 2 for a hands-on workshop focusing on the construction, use, and testing of the Johnson-Su BEAM Compost Bioreactor. Attendees will get their hands dirty, so come dressed for field work.


For information on lodging and transportation information visit our website:

https://www.csuchico.edu/regenerativeagriculture/events/location-transportation.shtml


To register via phone and pay at the door, text or call:

Priya Tuvell, MAgr., Program Manager
The Center for Regenerative Ag
925-768-8686



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Day 1 - Monday, June 24th

8:00 - 8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45am: Welcome - Dr. Tim LaSalle, Co-Founder, Center for Regenerative Agriculture, Adjunct Professor, CSU Chico

8:45 - 10:15am: Part 1: A Fresh Look at Microbes - Dr. Christine Jones, Soil Ecologist and Cover Crop Specialist, Founder Amazing Carbon

10:15 - 10:30am: Break

10:30 - 12:00pm: Part 2: The Extraordinary Power of Diversity - Dr. Christine Jones, Soil Ecologist and Cover Crop Specialist, Founder Amazing Carbon

12:00 - 1:00pm: Catered Lunch

1:00 - 3:00pm: Farmer Cover Crop Panel, Moderated by Dr. Cindy Daley
- Rory Crowley -
Cover Crops in Orchard Systems, Chico, CA
- Clayton Handy - Cover Crops in Orchard Systems, Corning, CA
- Daniel Unruh - Cover Crops in Orchard Systems, Colusa, CA
- Mark Biaggi - Cover Crop use in Rangeland, Pescadero, CA

3:00 - 3:30pm: Break

3:30 - 5:00pm: The Nitrogen Dilemma - Dr. Christine Jones, Soil Ecologist and Cover Crop Specialist, Founder Amazing Carbon


Day 2 - Tuesday, June 25th

8:00 - 8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30am: Overview of the process of constructing a BEAM Bioreactor
- With an explanation of each step, critical steps, and essentials for good results.
- Where to test your BEAM - what the bioassay results should look like.

9:30 - 11:30am: BEAM Bioreactor Workshop with David and Hui-chun Su Johnson
- Come watch David and Hui-chun build a bioreactor from scratch
- Interactive hands-on workshop with the end result - a fully functioning BEAM bioreactor!





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